Spa Fields Riot
A group of radicals called the
decided to use one of
open air meetings at the Spa Fields in
London to attempt a coup.
The Spenceans had planned to
encourage rioting at this meeting and
then seize control of the British
government by taking the
Bank of England
During the riot a small group of
protesters looted a gun shop but were
met by troops at the Tower of London
& dispersed and arrested.
Often credited for
coining the phrase
'The Working Class'
Which revolutionary event do you think they were trying to copy?